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Thanks! I'll have a look to the JWI paper

Best Regards!

Carlos

On 7/30/06, Matthew Gabriele <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I'd buy the argument about Odo's importance.
>
> There's an article by Elizabeth A.R. Brown & Michael Cothren in the _Journal of
> the Warburg & Courtauld Institutes_ (1986) that suggests one of Saint-Denis'
> windows was not Suger's, but Odo's doing.  One could perhaps extrapolate
> (though they don't) that the entire program lay in Suger's inspiration but
> Odo's execution.
>
> Best,
> Matt Gabriele
>
>
>
> Quoting CARLOS <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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> > Dear listmembers:
> >
> > I have just finished reading Andreas Speer's contribution to
> > HAMBURGER, Jeffrey F. and Anne-Marie BOUCHÉ (ed.), The Mind's Eye: Art
> > and Theological Argument in the Middle Ages ("Is There a Theology of
> > the Gothic Cathedral? A Re-reading of Abbot Suger's Writings on the
> > Abbey Church of St.-Denis"). In it, the famous "theology of light"
> > theory, coined by Panofsky is once again rejected. Nothing new here.
> > But what surprised me was reading (p. 73) that "There is much evidence
> > in Suger's writings and in later sources that no part of the basilica
> > had already been finished when he called for the consecration in 1140
> > and 1141 (…) According to thirteenth-century sources it was only after
> > Suger's death, some eighty years later, that the construction projects
> > were continued at St.-Denis under Abbot Odo and completed under the
> > direction of Pierre de Montreuil. Thus, for nearly a century, the
> > first "perfect Gothic choir" existed only in liturgical descriptions".
> >
> >
> > Does it mean that the ambulatory –with the famous Suger's "vitri
> > vestiti"- belongs in part to the 13th century? Was it possible that
> > the windows were mounted before the mason work finished?
> >
> > Thanks for any help!
> >
> > Carlos
> >
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